"In thinking about religion and society in the 21st century, we should broaden the conversation about faith from doctrinal debates to the larger question of how it might inspire us to strengthen the bonds of belonging that redeem us from our solitude, helping us to construct together a gracious and generous social order."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Jonathan Sacks on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Jonathan Sacks on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Jonathan Sacks on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Jonathan Sacks on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Jonathan Sacks on Mahatma Gandhi
"Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology."
"Religiosity turns out to be the best indicator of civic involvement: it's more accurate than education, age, income, gender or race."
"Britain, relative to the U.S., is a highly secular society. Philanthropy alone cannot fill the gap left by government cutbacks. And the sources of altruism go deep into our evolutionary past."
"Part of the beauty of Judaism, and surely this is so for other faiths also, is that it gently restores control over time. Three times a day we stop what we are doing and turn to God in prayer. We recover perspective. We inhale a deep breath of eternity."
"Some years ago there was a study to discover the most stressful occupation. It turned out not to be the head of a large business, football manager or prime minister, but rather: bus driver."